Less than 11% of hotel mgmt graduates Employable: Survey

Hotel-chef-employabilityNew Delhi: The employability of hotel management graduates seems to be very low as less than 11 per cent of candidates who passed out of college in 2013 were employable, a study has said.

According to the Aspiring Minds National Employability Report, only 4 to 11 per cent of the entire hotel management population is employable, while other 12 to 21 per cent candidates can be employed post some ‘training’.

The report that analysed the employability of hotel management graduates, their capability, qualifications and aspirations said females are more employable than males and the primary reason to pursue hospitality career is the opportunity to go abroad.

The report was based on AMCAT-Hospitality covered all major job roles in the hospitality industry including food production, food and beverage, front desk and housekeeping.

AMCAT-Hospitality is a computer-based standardized and adaptive test which is used by hospitality companies as an employability test.

“We hope that the insight provided in this report would help the policy makers, educationists and corporates to identify talent gaps. This will enable them to decide the required interventions to bridge those gaps,” Aspiring Minds Co-founder and CEO Himanshu Aggarwal said.

According to the report, almost 40 per cent of the candidates are not employable because of their lack of English language understanding.

The survey noted that a significant percentage of “hirable candidates” and “trainable candidates” are studying in the bottom 600 colleges where most hospitality companies rarely go for campus recruitment. There is a need to bridge the gap between potential recruiters and this invisible yet employable talent pool.

The report surveyed around 4,000 final year hotel management students from more than 140 colleges across India. (PTI)

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